Impeccability: The Key to Inner Peace
Most people would probably say that they are looking for, or wishing for, inner peace. They would like to end the daily clamor of the mitote in their minds, and experience the stillness they imagine is there, too. The strongest intent of the Toltec warrior is to be impeccable with her word. For the Toltecs, to be impeccable with the word means to not use it against yourself. The warrior is always on guard against negative self-talk, self-judgment, worry, gossip, and other fear-based uses of her word.
The common use of the word impeccable means to be so perfect that you are faultless and beyond reproach. Modern Toltecs use impeccable to mean to be free of actions or thoughts that go against yourself. To be impeccable with your word, then, means to not use it in any way that would hurt you.
When the Toltec warrior quiets the negative and often abusive self-talk in her mind, she discovers a new world of presence and insight. The incoming light is less distorted, and her dream of the world more closely resembles the reality that is out there. She is no longer a puppet of her emotions and outside stimulation, but lives in centered calm during the changing storms of life.
The Power of the Word
The Toltec warrior knows that every thought, belief, agreement, fear, and doubt, spoken aloud or silently in her mind, is her word. She also knows that her word is the power that creates all of her reality, including her personal dream. The parasite uses all beliefs and knowledge of good and bad against the human to create fear. It is the intention of the warrior to transform the self-talk in her mind into love, support, and acceptance.
To use a phrase from the Bible, the warrior understands that her “word is made flesh” when she projects her inner dream out into the world. The outer world is a reflection of the inner dream. She knows that changing her word will change her world. This is the power of the word, and the power of the Toltec warrior.
Changing the inner dialogue to positive thoughts and beliefs is an important step in quieting the mind. When the judge stops making the victim child wrong, the child can stop defending herself, and the endless mitote in the mind will quiet. The peace the warrior desires will become her reality — both inside and out.
No More Mistakes
The warrior knows that to be impeccable with her word, she cannot use it against herself to judge or make herself wrong for anything she does. She knows that it is the judge and parasite that criticize and second-guess everything that her victim child feels and does. The warrior has a new dream about all the “mistakes” the judge says her child makes. She knows that everyone is always doing their best, and therefore no one ever makes mistakes.
You have already read about the absolute illogic of the judge when he says you should be like someone else. If you could be different, you would be! One of the warrior's favorite illogics of the judge is when he says, “You should know what you learn from your experiences before you have the experience, so you could do the experience differently according to what you learned after you did it.” The warrior and the child learn to have a nice laugh together about that one.
You cannot make a mistake if you are doing the best you can do in any moment. When you make any choice or decision, your entire lifetime of experiences, information, beliefs, and fears (even including those from many generations before you) come together in that very moment and create your decision. There is only that moment, and in that moment you look at the situation and weigh the variables and consequences to the best of your ability. Then you act. Ten minutes or ten years later, if something goes wrong with that decision, the judge likes to be right there to make you wrong, because you “should have known better.” It is nonsense, and the inner warrior does not believe it.